June 08, 2020 - August 28, 2020
Connolly Ranch Education Center
3141 Browns Valley Road
At Earthlings Outdoor Playschool, we believe children are innately curious and it is our job to learn and discover alongside them. Our unique and ever changing environment allows children to engage in all five senses.By listening to children's questions and observing their curiosities we are able to create a curriculum that inspires each individual child as well as the class as a whole. The ever changing environment and all it’s loose parts encourages creativity and divergent thinking - all through the magical world of discovery and play. Each day, children spend time in focus groups. The small groups allow for a deep dive into the workings of the farm, with a heavy focus on our farm animals, and creates endless opportunities for our emergent, discovery based curriculum to come alive. The impact of learning and engaging in the outdoors extends past the gates of Connolly Ranch as children develop an authentic connection to nature. Through feeding and taking care of the animals, planting and trying new foods, designing and building forts with peers, hiking further than they ever had before or simply reading a book under the fig tree allows children to take risks, build confidence and learn the importance of empathy, communication and community.